Linear Heat Detection

Linear Heat Detection is a line-type form of fixed temperature heat detection that can detect a fire or a heat condition anywhere along its entire length of cable. This proprietary cable is available in a range of temperature ratings in order to accommodate varying types of conditions or environments.

How does Linear Heat Detection work?

The outer jacket of the cable is specifically chosen for the environment and conditions where it will be installed. The Polymer or Mylar sheathing breaks down or becomes soft at specific temperatures allowing the inner conductors to contact each other or short, which causes an alarm condition on the initiating circuit. Lastly, the wire is typically comprised of a combination of metals, such as steel, copper, tin, etc., which gives the wire extremely low resistance. The wire is twisted in order to give it strength and to provide shielding from EMI and RFI, which can cause unwanted interference affecting supervision of the integrity of the wire.

Additional features include:

  • Compatibility with any new or existing conventional as well as addressable fire alarm panels
  • Distance locating (with additional module)
  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • Minimal false alarms

BFPE International can assist you with making the right choice of linear heat detection for your application. Our product offering includes Protectowire and Fike Linear Heat Detection . We appreciate the oppurtunity to design, install, service, and test and inspect your system. Please contact us for more information.

We also provide Total Fire Protection Agreements . Please contact us for more information.